All women’s work whether paid or unpaid generate a whopping USD 11 trillion globally. They contribute 37 percent of the global GDP according to a statement made by UN Women. The Woman Boss is a firm believer that women are the main drivers of every economy, hence the creation of The Woman Boss’ Accelerator program. The first of its kind in The Gambia, the program was specifically designed for women entrepreneurs to successfully scale their businesses. The main aim is to contribute to the growth and success of their various business ventures and directly add to the economic growth of the country. We first implemented the program in 2019 with our first cohort and we are currently working on our 3rd cohort. Additionally, we will be implementing our first global virtual cohort this year. Our women entrepreneurs have very diverse businesses including:
|Sustainable + Renewal Energy
|Fashion + Design
|Marketing + PR
|Arts + Crafts
After our intense curated workshops, we matched each entrepreneur with a mentor in the diaspora for 90 days. Additionally, women are exposed to market opportunities and access to capital. The best about the program is that they form a sisterhood of women; they are each other’s sister’s keeper. We are showing the world that women can work together and support each other.
Zainab Ceesay, Woman Boss, Communications Associate
The first of its kind in The Gambia, the program was specifically designed for women entrepreneurs to successfully scale their businesses.